Cisco showcases its 100 gigabit technology at SC11, the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Lambda Rail.
SC’10 has now ended; in addition to being quite the cardio / leg workout from all the walking, it was a great show. My December calendar is stacked full of meetings setup as a direct result of discussions from SC’10. w00t.
Brock and I did our annual post-SC wrapup podcast (ok, it’s only the 2nd time we’ve done it, but it’s an “emerging tradition”). It’s the one time a year where Brock and I are physically in the same location to do the podcast.
I’ll be on the US Thanksgiving holiday for the next week, so it’s highly unlikely that I’ll add anything here until next week sometime. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Congratulations to all involved! 2.5 petaflops is an enormous achievement.
Just to put this in perspective, there are only three other (publicly disclosed) machines in the world right now that have reached a petaflop: the Oak Ridge US Department of Energy (DoE) “Jaguar” machine hit 1.7 petaflops, China’s “Nebulae” hit 1.3 petaflops, and the Los Alamos US DoE “Roadrunner” machine hit 1.0 petaflops.
While petaflop-and-beyond may stay firmly in the bleeding-edge research domain for quite some time, I’m sure we’ll see more machines of this class over the next few years. Read More »